OPINION: The New Republic: Obama—Ask For Gay Rights

July 6, 2009
During the campaign, Obama said all the right things (well, almost all—like most national politicians, he wouldn't endorse marriage equality). He invoked the importance of winning "equality" and "dignity" and "respect" for gays and lesbians. Now he is president, and one of the perks of being president is that you get to lead. But, when it comes to gay issues, leading does not seem to interest this White House. [Link]